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Farmer, Paul 1959-

Overview
Works: 96 works in 385 publications in 9 languages and 24,063 library holdings
Genres: Television news programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Producer, Host
Classifications: RA418.5.P6, 306.461
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Most widely held works by Paul Farmer
Pathologies of power : health, human rights, and the new war on the poor by Paul Farmer( Book )

38 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life--and death--in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world's poor is the most important human rights struggle of our times. With passionate eyewitness accounts from the prisons of Russia and the beleaguered villages of Haiti and Chiapas, this book links the lived experiences of individual victims to a broader analysis of structural violence. Farmer challenges conventional thinking within human rights circles and exposes the relationships between political and economic injustice, on one hand, and the suffering and illness of the powerless, on the other. Farmer shows that the same social forces that give rise to epidemic diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis also sculpt risk for human rights violations. He illustrates the ways that racism and gender inequality in the United States are embodied as disease and death. Yet this book is far from a hopeless inventory of abuse. Farmer's disturbing examples are linked to a guarded optimism that new medical and social technologies will develop in tandem with a more informed sense of social justice. Otherwise, he concludes, we will be guilty of managing social inequality rather than addressing structural violence. Farmer's urgent plea to think about human rights in the context of global public health and to consider critical issues of quality and access for the world's poor should be of fundamental concern to a world characterized by the bizarre proximity of surfeit and suffering
Haiti after the earthquake by Paul Farmer( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On January 12, 2010 a massive earthquake laid waste to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people. Within three days, Dr. Paul Farmer arrived in the Haitian capital, along with a team of volunteers, to lend his services to the injured. In this vivid narrative, Farmer describes the incredible suffering--and resilience--that he encountered in Haiti. Having worked in the country for nearly thirty years, he skillfully explores the social issues that made Haiti so vulnerable to the earthquake--the very issues that make it an "unnatural disaster." Complementing his account are stories from other doctors, volunteers, and earthquake survivors. Haiti after the earthquake will both inform and inspire readers to stand with the Haitian people against the profound economic and social injustices that formed the fault line for this disaster"--Provided by publisher
Infections and inequalities : the modern plagues by Paul Farmer( Book )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Farmer has battled AIDS in rural Haiti and deadly strains of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the slums of Peru. A physician-anthropologist with more than fifteen years in the field, Farmer writes from the front lines of the war against these modern plagues and shows why, even more than those of history, they target the poor. What is it like to be a doctor to the poor, observing with an anthropologist's eye the harsh juxtapositions of excess and misery? Moving regularly from the teaching hospitals of Harvard, themselves abutting urban poverty, to a clinic in the hills of Haiti's Central Plateau, Farmer has experienced firsthand the peculiarly modern inequality that seems inseparable from AIDS, TB, malaria, and typhoid in the modern world, and that feeds emerging (or re-emerging) infectious diseases such as Ebola and cholera. In his stories of sickness and suffering, Farmer challenges the accepted methodologies of epidemiology and international health. He argues that most current explanations, from cost-effectiveness to patient non-compliance, inevitably lead to blaming the victims. This moving account is far from a hopeless inventory of insoluble problems. Farmer tells us what can be done in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds, by physicians determined to treat those in need. Deeply humane and harrowing in its detail, Infections and Inequalities weds meticulous scholarship with a passion for solutions-remedies for the plagues of the poor and the social maladies that have sustained them. The war against the plagues of the modern world, along with remedies for the plagues of the poor & the social maladies that have sustained them
The uses of Haiti by Paul Farmer( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the truth about uncomfortable matters, uncomfortable, that is, for the structures of power and the doctrinal framework that protects them from critical scrutiny. It tells the truth about what has been happening in Haiti, and the U.S. role in its bitter fate
AIDS and accusation : Haiti and the geography of blame by Paul Farmer( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and French and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book ethnographic, historical and epidemiologic data are brought to bear on the subject of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Haiti. The forces that have helped to determine rates and pattern of spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are examined, as are social responses to AIDS in rural and urban Haiti, and in parts of North America. History and its calculus of economic and symbolic power also help to explain why residents of a small village in rural Haiti came to understand AIDS in the manner that they did. Drawing on several years of fieldwork, the evolution of a cultural model of AIDS is traced. In a small village in rural Haiti, it was possible to document first the lack of such a model, and then the elaboration over time of a widely shared representation of AIDS. The experience of three villagers who died of complications of AIDS is examined in detail, and the importance of their suffering to the evolution of a cultural model is demonstrated. Epidemiologic and ethnographic studies are prefaced by a geographically broad historical analysis, which suggests the outlines of relations between a powerful center (the United States) and a peripheral client state (Haiti). These relations constitute an important part of a political-economic network termed the "West Atlantic system." The epidemiology of HIV and AIDS in Haiti and elsewhere in the Caribbean is reviewed, and the relation between the degree of involvement in the West Atlantic system and the prevalence of HIV is suggested. It is further suggested that the history of HIV in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Bahamas is similar to that documented here for Haiti
Women, poverty, and AIDS : sex, drugs, and structural violence by Paul Farmer( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To repair the world : Paul Farmer speaks to the next generation by Paul Farmer( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here are highlights from Paul Farmers' speeches to a variety of audiences, from Princeton to Harvard to Notre Dame to Berkeley. Paul is a rock star of the academy who has a large following among many groups: students, doctors, general readers, activists, public health folks, professors. He is the pied piper of everyone who wants to change the world. Not only is he cofounder of Partners In Health, US Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti, head of social medicine at Harvard, but he's also a charming, humorous, engaging public speaker whose charisma is legend. In this book, conceived of as a graduation gift for students write large, Farmer addresses the challenges facing young people with a call for them to change the world and become activists"--
Partner to the poor : a Paul Farmer reader by Paul Farmer( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For nearly thirty years, anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has traveled to some of the most impoverished places on earth to bring comfort and the best possible medical care to the poorest of the poor. Driven by his stated intent to "make human rights substantial," Farmer has treated patients - and worked to address the root causes of their disease - in Haiti, Boston, Peru, Rwanda, and elsewhere in the developing world. In 1987, with several colleagues, he founded Partners In Health to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Throughout his career, Farmer has written eloquently and extensively on these efforts. Partner to the Poor collects his writings from 1988 to 2009 on anthropology, epidemiology, health care for the global poor, and international public health policy, providing a broad overview of his work. It illuminates the depth and impact of Farmer's contributions and demonstrates how, over time, this unassuming and dedicated doctor has fundamentally changed the way we think about health, international aid, and social justice."--Publisher description
Reimagining global health : an introduction by Paul Farmer( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together the experience, perspective and expertise of Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Arthur Kleinman, Reimagining Global Health provides an original, compelling introduction to the field of global health. Drawn from a Harvard course developed by their student Matthew Basilico, this work provides an accessible and engaging framework for the study of global health. Insisting on an approach that is historically deep and geographically broad, the authors underline the importance of a transdisciplinary approach, and offer a highly readable distillation of several historical and ethnographic perspectives of contemporary global health problems. The case studies presented throughout Reimagining Global Health bring together ethnographic, theoretical, and historical perspectives into a wholly new and exciting investigation of global health. The interdisciplinary approach outlined in this text should prove useful not only in schools of public health, nursing, and medicine, but also in undergraduate and graduate classes in anthropology, sociology, political economy, and history, among others"--Provided by publisher
AIDS and accusation : Haiti and the geography of blame by Paul Farmer( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this dissertation, ethnographic, historical and epidemiologic data are brought to bear on the subject of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Haiti. The forces that have helped to determine rates and pattern of spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are examined, as are social responses to AIDS in rural and urban Haiti, and in parts of North America. History and its calculus of economic and symbolic power also help to explain why residents of a small village in rural Haiti came to understand AIDS in the manner that they did. Drawing on several years of fieldwork, the evolution of a cultural model of AIDS is traced. In a small village in rural Haiti, it was possible to document first the lack of such a model, and then the elaboration over time of a widely shared representation of AIDS. The experience of three villagers who died of complications of AIDS is examined in detail, and the importance of their suffering to the evolution of a cultural model is demonstrated. Epidemiologic and ethnographic studies are prefaced by a geographically broad historical analysis, which suggests the outlines of relations between a powerful center (the United States) and a peripheral client state (Haiti). These relations constitute an important part of a political-economic network termed the "West Atlantic system." The epidemiology of HIV and AIDS in Haiti and elsewhere in the Caribbean is reviewed, and the relation between the degree of involvement in the West Atlantic system and the prevalence of HIV is suggested. It is further suggested that the history of HIV in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Bahamas is similar to that documented here for Haiti
Getting Haiti right this time : the U.S. and the coup by Noam Chomsky( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uses of Haiti by Paul Farmer( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the truth about uncomfortable matters, uncomfortable, that is, for the structures of power and the doctrinal framework that protects them from critical scrutiny. It tells the truth about what has been happening in Haiti, and the U.S. role in its bitter fate
Haiti after the earthquake by Paul Farmer( Recording )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On January 12, 2010 a massive earthquake laid waste to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people. Within three days, Dr. Paul Farmer arrived in the Haitian capital, along with a team of volunteers, to lend his services to the injured. In this vivid narrative, Farmer describes the incredible suffering--and resilience--that he encountered in Haiti. Having worked in the country for nearly thirty years, he skillfully explores the social issues that made Haiti so vulnerable to the earthquake--the very issues that make it an "unnatural disaster." Complementing his account are stories from other doctors, volunteers, and earthquake survivors. Haiti after the earthquake will both inform and inspire readers to stand with the Haitian people against the profound economic and social injustices that formed the fault line for this disaster
Global health in times of violence( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power, suffering, and the struggle for dignity : human rights frameworks for health and why they matter by Alicia Ely Yamin( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction : How Do We Understand Suffering? -- Dignity and Suffering : Why Human Rights Matter -- The Powerlessness of Extreme Poverty : Human Rights and Social Justice -- Redefining Health : Challenging Power Relations -- Health Systems as "Core Social Institutions"--Beyond Charity : The Central Importance of Accountability -- Power and Participation -- Shades of Dignity : Equality and Nondiscrimination -- Our Place in the World : Obligations Beyond Borders -- Conclusion. Another World Is Possible
Music in the comprehensive school by Paul Farmer( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infectious diseases and social inequality in Latin America : from hemispheric insecurity to global cooperation by Charles L Briggs( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

60 minutes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May 5, 2008 - Dr. Paul Farmer dedicates his life and career to delivering medical treatment in Third World countries, saving countless lives in places like Haiti and Rwanda. Byron Pitts reports
Steelbands & reggae by Paul Farmer( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blind spot : how neoliberalism infiltrated global health by Salmaan Keshavjee( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neoliberalism has been the defining paradigm in global health since the latter part of the twentieth century. What started as an untested and unproven theory that the creation of unfettered markets would give rise to political democracy led to policies that promoted the belief that private markets were the optimal agents for the distribution of social goods, including health care. A vivid illustration of the infiltration of neoliberal ideology into the design and implementation of development programs, this case study, set in post-Soviet Tajikistan's remote eastern province of Badak
 
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Pathologies of power : health, human rights, and the new war on the poor
Alternative Names
Farmer, Paul.

Farmer, Paul 1959-

Farmer, Paul Edward.

Farmer, Paul Edward 1959-

Farmer, Paul (Paul Edward)

Farmer, Paul (Paul Edward), 1959-

Paul Farmer Amerikaans antropoloog

Paul Farmer antropologo e medico statunitense

Paul Farmer médecin anthropologue américain

פול פארמר

פרמר, פול 1959-

بول فارمر

파머, 폴 1959-

ファーマー, ポール

ファーマー, ポール エドワード

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保罗·方马尔

保羅·法莫爾

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Haiti after the earthquakeInfections and inequalities : the modern plaguesThe uses of HaitiAIDS and accusation : Haiti and the geography of blameWomen, poverty, and AIDS : sex, drugs, and structural violencePartner to the poor : a Paul Farmer readerAIDS and accusation : Haiti and the geography of blameGetting Haiti right this time : the U.S. and the coup